Officials in Tucson are looking for a bank robber who held up a Chase Bank inside of a grocery store earlier this month. The bank robbery took place mid-morning on March 14th. Although the robbery made a clean getaway, it was his tiny four-legged co-conspirator that made him memorable.
The robber, described as approximately 35-years-old and roughly 5 foot 10 inches tall, walked in to a Chase branch with a tiny pet Chihuahua in a hand-held shopping basket. The robber approached a bank teller and demanded money. While the teller was handing over the cash, the robbery suspect placed a handheld shopping basket on the counter, revealing a tiny white Chihuahua dog inside. The man then took the cash and the pup before leaving the bank.
Police reports indicate that no one was injured during the robbery and it does not appear that the suspect was armed with anything more than his furry little friend. Law enforcement has not revealed how much cash the duo made off with during the heist.
Though theft crimes often involve numerous individuals who are charged with conspiracy for their role in the criminal act, it is unlikely that the dog in this case will be facing any criminal charges. If anything, his mere presence at the scene of the crime makes the actual culprit more identifiable. However, the dog's claim of mere presence could also be a viable defense to an actual human who got caught up in a situation and then finds themselves charged with robbery.
The key to identifying all of the available defenses when facing robbery charges is to obtain the legal assistance of a qualified Las Vegas Criminal Attorney. If you, or someone you know, is facing robbery or other related theft charges, contacting the Brown Law Offices today will ensure that you have a seasoned former prosecutor fighting for your rights.
Robbery is a serious crime with serious penalties. If found guilty on a charge of robbery, a person faces a felony conviction and up to 15 years in prison. The attorneys at Brown Law Offices provide free consultations where you can discuss the facts of your robbery case and start to develop a sound defense strategy to mitigate your exposure and address the allegations made in your case. Call our office 24/7 to schedule your free consultation. (702) 405-0505.